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Jeans for Genes Day

Students and staff wear denim to raise awareness and over £700 for charity.

Taking part in the annual Jeans for Genes Day, students and staff came to school in their jeans to help raise awareness of genetic disorders.

Genetic disorders are individually very rare but together they are the cause of more than half of all childhood deaths in the UK. The charity, Jeans for Genes, aim to provide funding for the care and support of children and their families and help to fund research into the genes responsible and the development of effective treatments and cures.

During the week there were assemblies about the charity, science themed lessons looking at genetic disorders, a tutor group quiz and an art lesson where students made DNA models.

Students and staff were given the opportunity to wear jeans for the day for a donation. Altogether, £783.45 was raised, all of which will be going to the good cause.